|授業題目||European and Japanese Studies in the Cultural Context|
|授業の概要||This course will deal with a few current cultural and political events in Europe and EU. Some aspects of the history of Europe will be introduced, including the latest changes in Europe, as well as the introduction to European geography, languages, religion, customs etc. in the wider context of European relationship with Japan. I will also introduce still rather unknown in Japan European country, Poland.
The course will be conducted more as a seminar than a lecture where the active participation of the students will be required, such as short quizzes, reading texts in Japanese and English.
At the end of each class we will watch a documentary introducing unknown parts of Europe or some European issues.
|学習の到達目標||To deepen the knowledge about Europe and EU.|
|授業計画||第１回||1. General information of the course.|
|第２回||2. General introduction to the European Studies, European stereptypes.
|第３回||3. Geography of Europe - introduction.
|第４回||4. Geography of Europe.
|第５回||5. Some elements of European history and the history of EU.
|第６回||6. Holocaust in Europe, part 1.
|第８回||8. Issues of minorities and immigrants to Europe.
|第９回||9. European women, visit to some European countries and cities.
|第１０回||10. European family.
|第１１回||11. European languages.
|第１２回||12. European family; Visit to some European cities.
|第１３回||13. European architecture through the visit to some European cities in Italy, Spain, Germany.|
|第１４回||14. European cuisines, national festivals,customs, events (Christmas).
|第１５回||15. Revision. Submission of the report on European history.
16. Final written exam.
(The order of the classes and the contents might be slightly different)
|授業外学習の課題||As we do not have enough time during our course to read all the materials and hand-outs provided, please read them all at home, analyze and look up new word(if they are in English). The final test will be conducted by using the materials you will have received during the course.
A report on your "visit" to Auschwitz.
Please follow the latest news about Europe on TV, the Internet etc.
|履修上の注意事項||The course is scheduled to be taught mainly in English, but some Japanese explanation will be provided. Therefore, even the students with limited English language ability and those who are really interested in European problems are warmly welcome and encouraged to enroll.
Sleeping during the classes is absolutely forbidden!
【This subject is also designed for the 2014～ Global Course students. ※ただし、一部の学部・学科では配当されていない場合があります。】
|成績評価の方法・基準||Activity during the classes, showing interest in the course. Evaluation will be based on active and full participation (30%), the midterm short test and the final test (30%), the report prepared at home and submitted on time (40%). Regular attendance is necessary to complete the course (you can be absent only 4 times).|
|テキスト||"Europe. A Changing Continent" by John H. Randle and Atsushi Mukuhira.
|参考文献||Other handouts and copies will be provided by the teacher|
|I do not have my own office at this university, please do not hesitate to approach me and ask me for any advice. Let’s make a deal to talk only in English. Remember: nobody is perfect but all of us are trying to do.|